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Women's Basketball Stays on the Road at Florida

Judy Willson
Judy Willson
Communications Associate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The LSU women’s basketball team (10-5, 2-2 SEC) will be working to bounce back from a tough road loss at Alabama on Thursday night with a midday matchup at Florida on Sunday, Jan. 14. Tipoff is set for Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET at Exactech Arena in Gainesville.

 

Sunday’s game will be televised on the SEC Network, and broadcast worldwide on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Courtney Lyle and Tamika Catchings will call the action for SECN, while Patrick Wright handles the radio duties. Links to audio, video and live stats are available at LSUsports.net.

 

Lady Tiger fans can watch the SEC Network on their local cable and satellite systems or on their computers, tablets, iPads or phones through the WatchESPN app or at ESPN.com.

 

This will be the 42nd meeting between LSU and Florida (8-9, 0-4 SEC). LSU holds a 27-14 series lead and are 12-8 when playing in Gainesville. The Gators are led by junior transfer Funda Nakkasoglu. Nakkasoglu is averaging 15.2 points per game and has made 42 three-pointers this season. Florida’s five starters are all currently averaging double figures in scoring.

 

LSU won last year’s game in Baton Rouge, 78-67, on Jan. 5, 2017, and has won three of the last five meetings between the two teams. Florida won the last game in Gainesville, 53-45, on Jan. 17, 2016.

 

LSU is currently 11-2 when every day starters Raigyne Louis, Chloe Jackson and Ayana Mitchell score 10 or more points in the same game. When Mitchell scores 10 or more points in a game, LSU is 15-5.

 

Jackson and Louis are currently tied for the LSU scoring lead with 16.5 points per game and have grabbed 34 and 36 steals, respectively. Mitchell leads the team with 6.5 rebounds per game, followed by Louis with 5.5 and Faustine Aifuwa with 5.1 board per outing.

 

Awards News

LSU assistant coach Mickie DeMoss was named one of the 10 finalists for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 on Thursday evening. DeMoss is in her second season with the Lady Tigers and her 39th season overall as a collegiate coach. The class will be announced on Feb. 12.

 

LSU Sports Radio Network Affiliates – at Florida

LSU Sports Radio Network affiliates carrying Sunday’s game at Florida, in addition to WBRP, Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge are:

  • Natchez, Miss. – KZXR – 105.1 FM

 

Follow LSU Women’s Basketball on Social Media

Get all of your LSU women’s basketball news and updates on Twitter and Instagram at @LSUwbkb or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lsuwbkb.

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